THE MINISTRY OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS
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No. 05/2012/TT-BTTTT
SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom – Happiness
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Hanoi, May 18, 2012
 
CIRCULAR
ON CLASSIFYING TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES
Pursuant to the Law on telecommunications, of November 23, 2009;
Pursuant to the Law on Radio Frequencies, of November 23, 2009;
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No.25/2011/ND-CP, of April 06, 2011, detailing and guiding the implementation of a number of articles of the Telecommunications Law;
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No.187/2007/ND-CP, of December 25, 2007 defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the the Ministry of Information and Communications and the Government’s Decree No.50/2011/ND-CP, of June 24, 2011 amending the Decree No.187/2007/ND-CP;
At the proposal of the Director of the Vietnam Telecommunications Authority,
The Minister of Information and Communications promulgates the Circular on classifying telecommunication services.
SECTION 1. GENERAL PROVISION
Article 1. Scope of regulation
This Circular classifies telecommunication services.
Article 2. Subjects of application
This Circular applies to organizations, individuals supplying, using telecommunication services and organizations or individuals relating to operation of management, supply, use of telecommunication services in Vietnam.
SECTION 2. TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES
Article 3. Telecommunication services
1. According to technological characteristics, transmission methods of the Telecommunications network, the basic and value-added Telecommunication services, specified in Article 9 of the Government’s Decree No.25/2011/ND-CP, of April 06, 2011, detailing and guiding the implementation of a number of articles of the Telecommunications Law, are combined together into service types specifying as follows:
a) Immobile telecommunications service includes Land immobile telecommunications service and Satellite immobile telecommunications service.
b) Mobile telecommunications service includes land mobile telecommunications service, satellite mobile telecommunications service, maritime mobile telecommunications service, air mobile telecommunications service.
2. According to methods of charge payment, the telecommunications services specified in Clause 1 of this Article are classified into the advance-payment service and the post-payment service.
a) The advance-payment service means service which telecommunications service users shall pay charge for service use before using under agreement between two parties;
b) The post-payment service means service which telecommunications service users shall pay charge for service use after using under agreement between two parties;